Solent Events 2019

The 2019 Solent events season is officially underway and here are just some of the annual sailing and leisure events that we have to look forward to in 2019. We will be keeping this page up to date and adding more info during the season.

One spectacular event that occurs every two years is back in 2019 and that’s the Fastnet Race featuring entries from state of the art race boats to classic sailing boats. See the latest info and links below.

Contact us now to book early for 2019

Vice Admiral’s Cup 10th – 12th May

The Vice Admiral’s Cup has a long-standing reputation for providing exceptionally close racing across six classes.

vice admirals cup
[vice admirals cup
Watch the racing from on board and enjoy lunch ashore.

The vice admirals cup Web site

The Isle of Wight (Music) Festival Thursday, 13th to Sunday, 16th June 2019.


The iconic Isle of Wight Festival is a must-go event on any music lover’s calendar. Taking place at Seaclose Park, just outside of Newport, the legendary event brings together some of the biggest names in world music for one weekend. Festival tickets are available now.

iow-festival stage
iow-festival stage

You can arrive in VIP style on board one of our cruisers, avoid the crowds with friends and family. Departures from the River Hamble , contact us for more information.

Sailing, The Coutts Quarter Ton Cup 2019, Cowes, June (Dates To Be Confirmed)

As always the Coutt’s Quarter Ton Cup event will combine some of the closest and most exciting inshore racing anywhere in the world.

Watch from on-board as part of your day cruise with us.

 The Round the Island Race Saturday 29th June 2019

The world-famous Round the Island Yacht Race which sees 1600 boats circumnavigating the Isle of Wight.

Join us on board to see the huge spectacle that is race day it is one of the largest yacht races in the world.

NEWS: Allegro is already booked for this event boat True Colours can still be pre-booked contact us now.

Cruise from Hamble watch the racing and enjoy lunch ashore.

The Panerai British Classic Week 13th – 20th July 2019

This is the premier classic yacht regatta in the UK and the annual Regatta of the BRITISH CLASSIC YACHT CLUB. With entries from Britain, Europe, and as far afield as Australia and New Zealand.

Join us on board to appreciate classic yacht racing at it’s finest, from the best vantage point, on the water.

Taittinger Royal Solent Yacht Club Regatta, 26th to 28th July 2019

This prestigious event is a firm favourite within the Solent yachting community with 180 entries in 17 classes.


Enjoy a VIP Cruise from Hamble or Port Solent, watch the racing from on board and enjoy lunch at Yarmouth.

Cowes Classics Week – Saturday 27th July to Friday 2nd August 2019

Cowes Classic week is all about racing traditional yachts on the water and enjoying fabulous social events ashore. Watch the racing from on-board and enjoy the lively spectacle ashore.

New Forest Show, Brockenhurst, Hampshire, 30th-31st July and 1st August 2019

Taking place in Brockenhurst in the heart of the National Park, the New Forest Show offers visitors 30 acres of showground for the whole family to explore. 2019 marks the 99th year since the establishment of the New Forest Agricultural Show Society who organise the New Forest Show. The event takes place annually at the end of July and is now rated among the top ten agricultural shows in the country.

Visit the show in style with a champagne cruise on board from Hamble to Bucklers Hard on the beautiful Beaulieu River.  Options include brunch at the Master Builder Hotel overlooking the river and transport to the show.

The bi-annual  Fastnet Race returns on Saturday 3rd August 2019

Run every two years and now at the earlier date than originally published. The  Fastnet Race, features entries from state-of-the-art race sail boats to classic sailing boats.

The start of the race off Cowes is an incredible sight to see with huge racing yachts jostling for position at the start line, as they wait for the canon at the Royal Yacht Squadron to fire, signalling the start of the race out to the Fastnet rock lighthouse and back to Plymouth,

Fastnet Race Start Hamble Powerboat Charters
Fastnet Race Start

Rounding the Fastnet Rock
Rounding the Fastnet Rock

Join us on board for all the action, afloat and ashore at Cowes.

Sail GP Comes to Cowes August 10/11 2019

The Cowes UK event will take place over the first week-end of Lendy Cowes Week 2019 on Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 August 2019.

This spectacular race event will take centre stage in the Solent, partnering with the already world-famous week-long regatta in Cowes and promises to deliver amazing racing action to the competitors, fans and visitors. As the home of UK sailing, fans will be out in force, both ashore and afloat, to support the home team, which features some of the best young Olympic talent in the country.

Contact us to charter a boat for the day for you and your guests to watch the race action from on board one of our power boat cruisers.

Lendy Cowes Week, Cowes, IOW  10th – 17th August 2019

There really is no other event quite like Cowes Week. It is simply the longest running and largest annual sailing regatta in the World. It is one of the main events in the British social and sporting calendar. With a full 8-day schedule of highly competitive racing for the 8,000 competitors and a fantastic line up of shore-side entertainment day and night for the 100,000 spectators.

Departing from Hamble  guests can watch the sailing action from aboard or ashore.

We can get you straight to the heart of the event from Hamble.
Enjoy a relaxed day charter with champagne on board.
We also offer a service with direct transport to Cowes from Hamble throughout the week to enjoy the entertainment.


The 59th Cowes Offshore Powerboat Races is set to take place on Sunday, August 25th 2019

2019 Cowes will host rounds 3 and 4 of the UKOPRA Marathon Championship and Class 3’s round 3 of the British Offshore series.

This is personal must for us and Allegro is usually berthed in the Wet Pit area serving as team HQ for our friends at SUNUS Ocean Racing. However we usually have space on board for friends and returning customers to watch the start of the Race with us.

True Colours is still available for charter for up to 10 guests for hospitality and  also this year, for one or more groups. Please contact us if you would like to make up a group on board True Colours.

The 200-mile offshore race classic has long been recognised as one of powerboating’s toughest challenges, and comparisons have been made with motorsport events such as Le Mans and the Indy 500.

Race viewing points and times are scheduled in advanced so we can be sure to catch the best of the action from on-board True Colours as the teams set off or return.

Cowes Torquay race on Facebook

The Little Britain Challenge Cup, Cowes, 13th – 14th September 2019

For almost 30 years the Little Britain Challenge Cup has been bringing together thousands of property and construction industry professionals through sailing, and it has grown to become one of the top sporting events in the industry calendar. Participants have helped raise over a million pounds for sailing charities that do extraordinary work for the less fortunate in society.

Watch the racing from on-board and enjoy lunch at Cowes.

The Little Britain Challenge Cup

Southampton Boat Show, 13th – 22nd September 2019

The Southampton Boat Show is a spectacular world class annual event held in September and attracts visitors, exhibitors and investors from all over the world. The Show is one of Southampton’s biggest events and takes over the City for a 10 day period, whilst people of all walks of life discover what the marine industry has to offer them.

Arrive at the heart of the show in style. Cruise from Hamble and avoid the traffic queues. Includes drinks on board and a cruise past the the show. Pick up and return from Hamble to Southampton Town Quay.

Southampton Boat Show 2019 official Web site

These are just a few of the exciting events taking place in 2019. We will be adding to this list as dates are set for other events. We will also include some lesser known events. Such as the Cricket on Bramble Bank!

Experience the Solent with Hamble Powerboat Charters, Contact us now